Dotty Hawthorne received her BA from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. She is a member of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo Painters’ Enterprise, California Art Club, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast and a Juried Member of Watercolor West. She has been juried into many fine exhibitions, including every San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Festival, the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Pastels USA, Pastel Only in 2006, Pasadena Museum of California Art in 2005, and many more. She lives in San Luis Obispo.
This painting was donated to the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art by the artist in 2014.